From a lawyer's column in the Chicago Sun-Times:
If (Aaron) Dean is guilty of murder (in the shooting of , what’s next? Should we charge nurses and doctors with murder when they make mistakes and someone dies? How about a firefighter who drives the truck too slow? Or the construction manager of the building in New Orleans that collapsed and killed a worker inside?Is professional malpractice really now a strict liability offense for murder whenever someone dies?As for the racial overlay, there is, sadly, enough racism in this world we don’t need to go looking and manufacture more. We don’t eviscerate our country’s sad racist history by charging white cops with murder every time they shoot a person of color.The logical consequence of all this will be police won’t get out of their cars, what some call the “Ferguson effect.” Like you, almost all of them just want to do their jobs and go back to their families.
Montgomery has its own police shooting trial coming up with another officer named Aaron...Aaron Smith. He's charged with murder in the shooting death of Gregory Gunn. Prosecutors and Defense lawyers have been fighting over moving the trial out of Montgomery because of the amount of publicity it received.